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Amir Hosein, current student of the Master of International Business

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Meet Amir Hosein current student of the Master of International Business at Lok Jack GSB and Export Manager at S.M Jaleel and Company Limited. We’ve asked Amir for his feedback thus far on the master programme, see his responses below. 

Why did you choose to do the MIB program?

The MIB program is directly aligned with my current career path and currently not offered by any other institution. I saw it as an opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of international business to more than just exporting. Upon completion, I aim to be a greater asset to my organization and a more versatile employee.

 

What is your experience thus far within the program?

The courses covered so far have been challenging but equally rewarding, matching practical experiences with sound business theories that I have already been able to apply in my current job. The semesters have been very intense but the work load is manageable and team work is a must to succeed.

 

Who should do this program?

This program will be rewarding to anyone who wants to expand a business overseas, or who works for a local business that operates outside of Trinidad and Tobago or someone who wants to attract new business from abroad. The MIB program will be beneficial to Managing Directors, Business Owners, Export Managers, Regional Managers, Commercial Managers and Marketing Managers.

 

How has this program impacted you professionally? 

It has made me more proficient in my current field as an Export Manager. I am able to make better decisions based on the knowledge acquired thus far.

 

For more information on the Master of International Business, call Ms. Kerry-Ann Jordan at 868-645-6700 ext. 200 or email: admissions@lokjackgsb.edu.tt 

 

 

Women’s Convention 2019

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The Women’s Convention 2019 carded for October 17th and 18th promises to be Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business’ most exciting and progressive event yet and is catered specifically for women seeking to #LevelUp! We have an all-star line up of 8 speakers, 2 International Keynote speakers including Janice Sutherland, author of This Woman Can 4 rigorous workshops over the 2-day experience and the opportunity to network with other like-minded women.

Breakdown:

  • 8 Speakers
  • 2 International Keynotes
  • 4 Dynamic Workshops
  • 2 Day Experience
  • Connect with 100+ likeminded women
  • 1 Location

Key Learning Takeaways for Participants:

  • Confidence V.S Arrogance – Women who portray confidence are often labeled and wrongly so, of being arrogant. This Convention will give an understanding of these two traits and teach how we could eliminate this stigma for women.
  • Overcome societal labels – Societal labels can make or break you; learn how to overcome these labels and carve your own path to success.
  • Identify and leverage your personal strengths – We all have personal strengths. Let us help you to identify, nurture, and growth these strengths.
  • Packaging and valuing your professional expertise and experience – Never sell yourself short. Your professional expertise and experiences honed from your years of practice are highly valued and should be packaged as such.
  • Own your career on your terms – Your career path is your choice. Develop the blueprint for owning your career on your own terms and create a roadmap to achieving success from start to finish.

 

Why should you attend this Convention?

1. This Convention prepares you to become a leader by providing you with the tools and skills you need. Be mentored on aspects of Female Leadership, Empowerment and Career Advancement.

2. Enjoy the authentic Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business experience with a mixture of traditional and modern mentoring techniques.

3. Unlock your hidden strengths and learn how to make these strengths work for you.

4. Learn how to break the barriers in your personal and professional life.

5. Make a personal investment in yourself and your future that starts paying off immediately.


“This Woman Can is akin to an MBA in leadership. The practical stories of real people plus the personal experience of the author make for an interesting and fun read. I literally could not put it down when I started reading. I finished it in one day which is not usually the case for me when I am reading a book. It is done in such a way that it can be read in one go or simply as reference material when the need arises. I recommend it without reservations.”
– Review of Janice Sutherland’s This Woman Can.

 

Interested? Partner with the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business and become part of this exciting Convention! See the behind-the-scenes workings and get special benefits that are reserved just for you!

For further information click here http://info.lokjackgsb.edu.tt/uwi-aljgsb-womens-convention-2019 or contact Reannah Corbie at 645-6700 ext 363 or via email r.corbie@lokjackgsb.edu.tt.

UWI – ALJGSB launches Not – for – Profit Programme in collaboration with JB Fernandes Memorial Trust II

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The UWI – ALJGSB and the JB Fernandes Memorial Trust II welcomed the first cohort of participants into the Professional Certificate in Not – for – Profit Management programme which commenced on 22nd June 2019. A first of its kind in the region, the programme will equip participants will the skills and tools to navigate a sector that is demanding more professionalism, greater transparency, increased financial accountability, and a growing focus on measuring results. The JB Fernandes Memorial Trust II awarded five (5) scholarships for tuition into this intake of the programme. This 6-month programme will run once annually.

 

 

For more information on this programme contact our Executive Education team at 645-6700 ext. 286 or email: openenrolment@lokjackgsb.edu.tt

Lok Jack GSB MBA in Sustainable Energy Management ranked # 17 in Oil and Gas Management and Trade Worldwide

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We are proud to announce that our MBA Sustainable Energy Management programme is the only one in the Caribbean that has been ranked number seventeen (#17) in the Oil and Gas Management and Trade worldwide in the ‘Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking Worldwide 2019.’
The MBA in Sustainable Energy Management is recognized by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) with its prestigious MBA Innovation Award. This award is for MBA programmes that “are innovative in content and they have taken risks by introducing new ideas and concepts.” The Association of MBAs is the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education. Their accreditation service is the global standard for all MBA, DBA and MBM programmes.

For more information on this programme speak to our academic advisor Mrs. Shivana Ali at 645-6700 ext. 200 or email: admissions@lokjackgsb.edu.tt

Ms. Renee Thomas, Programme Director of Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business

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Ms. Renee Thomas is the Programme Director of the Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business at UWI-ALJGSB, she has over 15 years’ marketing and sales experience in the banking, distribution, media and education industries. As Programme Director for the Bachelor of International & Sustainable Business, she works closely with faculty and other key stakeholders to create a positive learning environment for students while maintaining the Business School’s quality standards through the design, delivery, and evaluation of the programme. Ms Thomas outlines below the value the undergraduate programme provides to students and some advice to persons that are uncertain on their next step!

The BISB programme aims to prepare students with the foundation required for launching and leading successful businesses as well as the development and running of businesses or business units with directions towards innovation, international expansion, sustainability and growth.

Students will:

  • Focus on the problems and challenges of business and society, while seeking to address unmet needs
  • Understand the evolving world of business
  • Develop the skillsets to operate with self-confidence as entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs
  • Launch and grow new businesses or ensure the sustainability of existing corporations through the creation of innovative add-on products and services

Why should someone do this programme?

  1. The programme prepares you to become an entrepreneur (someone that starts a business at taking on financial risks in hope of making a profit) or an intrapreneur (employee who develops innovative ideas, products or projects within a company)
  2. Practical learning environment. Classrooms are a mix of traditional learning (students listen while lecturers teach) and authentic learning (guest speakers, games, case study discussions, debates, group projects and presentations and simulations)
  3. Learning approach was designed to help students:
    1. Develop a global, entrepreneurial and sustainable mindset.
    2. Become critical thinkers, social activist, leaders, problem solvers
  1. Lecturers are a mix of academic and industry specialists
  2. Business Spanish is delivered every semester to prepare students for international business opportunities in non-English territories
  3. The specialisations (Technology & Operations Management, Strategy & Project Execution and Disruptive Innovation & Entrepreneurship) are designed to help students develop the capacity to innovate along the value chain in their own business or an existing organisation
  4.  Socially responsive projects that are executed as part of the core curriculum (for e.g. for your Self Awareness & Leadership course you will be identified/develop a community-based project and work on it for the duration of the course)
  5. The Capstone project integrates all the learnings of the programme. Students are required to solve a challenge or undertake an intervention in a sustainable manner for an existing organisation
  6. Access to the University of the West Indies facilities (library, gym, swimming pool, tennis court, clubs, social activities centre)

 

My advice to persons who are unsure about your next step upon completion of CSEC or CAPE

“If you find yourself uncertain about the area of business you want to study or the type of career you want to pursue, then the BISB programme is definitely for you! This programme was designed to allow students to dream big, find their passion, purpose and voice. You practice as you learn, giving you the ability to prepare yourself for the world of work. You gain basic business management knowledge while focusing on how to lead, launch, innovate and sustain your own business or a multinational company.”

Sign up now, and let us help you make your University experience one you will never forget!

 

For further information, speak with the academic advisor Ms. Kersha Garner at 645-6700 ext. 200 or email: admissions@lokjackgsb.edu.tt

 

What’s the difference between the Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business and a Business Management Degree?

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A lot of persons asks this question: “How does the Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business differ from a Management degree?” Let’s clarify this for you.

The Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business degree:

  • Prepares students with the foundation required to launch and lead a successful business as well as provides them with skillsets needed to develop and run a business or business unit with direction towards innovation, international expansion, sustainability, and growth.
  • Through a practical learning environment, the programme teaches students to be visionaries, intuitive, creative, innovative, risk-takers and approach tasks informally
  • Prepares students to develop a global, entrepreneurial and sustainable mindset (a way of thinking that allows leaders to make strategic decisions based on the context of their environment in mind with their intended impact)

 

A Business Management degree:

  • Provides students with a broad understanding of business organisations with subject-specific knowledge in areas such as markets, customers, finance, operations, communication, information technology, and business policy and strategy.
  • A theoretical approach to the understanding of business, leadership, and teamwork
  • Focuses on developing students to function and operate an existing business
  • Teaches students to be calculative, risk-averse and approach tasks formally

 

For more information, contact the Academic Advisor Ms. Kersha Garner at 645-6700 ext. 200 or email: admissions@lokjackgsb.edu.tt

Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business students coordinates International Day 2019

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On February 14th, 2019 the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business hosted International Day in commemoration of ‘World International Day 2019’ which was coordinated by the undergraduate students at Lok Jack GSB. The event highlighted the international opportunities that exist for current students such as employment opportunities and student exchanges.

The event was oversubscribed with over 200 forms five and CAPE ‘A ‘ level students from various schools. There were embassies such as the Republic of Chile, Japan, USA and more. In additon, there were companies showcasing their products and services as well as sharing their internship opportunities available to participants. These were as follows: Blue Waters, Nestle, Massy Technologies, Association of Caribbean States, grand Bay Paper Products and more.

 

Nicholas Jagdeo, current student in Master of International Business

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Why did you choose to do the MIB programme?

My experiences in life have taken me out of Trinidad for extended periods of time, which opened my eyes to the possibility of starting my own business in a more international way. But, nothing I had learned was really geared towards understanding how businesses and multinational corporations operate on a global scale. When I saw Lok Jack GSB was offering a master’s program that’s specifically tailored to address the scope of international business, I felt like it came at exactly the right time. The program offered an option to complete the degree in one year or one year and three months. I knew it would be intense, but this was an overwhelming attraction for me.

 

What is your experience thus far within the programme?

I’ve truly seen the intelligence behind the design of the program and its structure, especially as I continue to progress along the pathway. The core courses build upon each other, and as we advance, in finding the material challenging, but easy to ingest because of what was laid before. The workshops have been quite good, and I’m enjoying that program facilitators have seen the need to introduce some practical workshops (eg. consulting and learning how to write a business plan). Life is about curveballs, and the curveballs we’ve gotten – being the first MIB cohort – have been nothing short of exciting!

 

Who should do this program?

This program seems geared towards those who want to branch out – whether regionally or internationally, but really branch out of Trinidad. Prospective candidates need to be well-read and have a strong grasp of current events, international relations and have a thirst for international business.

 

How has this programme impacted you professionally?

Extremely! The course has helped me in understanding my own entrepreneurial goals and is guiding me into achieving them. Every course has taught me something that I’m trying to implement, also in my personal life.

 

For more information on this programme contact Ms. Kerry-Ann Jordan at 868-645-6700 ext. 351 or email: admissions@lokjackgsb.edu.tt

Okera Duncan, National Open Scholarship awardee chooses to stay in Trinidad and pursue the undergraduate degree at Lok Jack GSB

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Okera Duncan graduated from Queens Royal College at CAPE level in 2017 with a national open scholarship in the field of Modern Languages, he did languages at CSEC and at CAPE level pure Mathematics, French, Spanish, Communications Studies and Caribbean Studies. He resides with his family at Mt. Hope, has one sibling and a firm supporter of advancement in technology. Okera is also the Founder of ‘Sapienza Educational Services’ which is an online platform to learn various languages, he’s also the President of the student society CGMT initiative (Caribbean Global Multicultural Task Force Initiative) which promotes cultures and languages by their practice.

Everyone was astonished by his decision to stay in Trinidad to pursue his undergraduate degree as they knew he always wanted to study abroad to enhance his global space in addition to gaining the benefits and opportunities that follow. However, he knew that he can get that also right here in Trinidad and Tobago based on the vast amount of technological advancement currently occurring such as social media amongst others.

This is when Okera went on an adventure to look for the right institution that will give him the advantage, tools, and resources needed in order for him to succeed in what he wants to do. Okera then saw an ad in the press for the Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business at Lok Jack GSB which piqued his interest, so he decided to attend an information session at the school and heard more on the programme and in his words “the rest was history.”

Okera experience within Lok Jack GSB thus far has been an eye-opener as he’s been exposed to different workshops and seminars where he got the opportunity to network with influential business professionals and advance his knowledge within different fields of study. His advice to persons looking to do a bachelor degree is, “do your research.”

 

Learn more on the Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business here: http://bit.ly/2YUOnOj

 

 

Anjaana Downes – current student in Master of International Business

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Why did you choose to do the MIB programme?

I chose the MIB, after two years of searching for a suitable programme that would catapult my marketability within the international market. Since I’ve started the programme I’ve not only been considered for opportunities not open to me before but I’ve also been able to apply real-life experiences as well as practical knowledge within several key learning areas. It doesn’t hurt that I now also have a better grasp of the Spanish language which I’ve wanted to learn for quite some time.

 

What is your experience thus far within the programme?

After six months I’ve not only gained extensive knowledge but also experienced personal growth through learning how to apply myself as well as working with others. A Master’s programme definitely also teaches patience and discipline that may or may not have existed previously. This to me is one of the most important benefits of the programme. Professional growth is great but personal growth can potentially affect all areas of your life positively. Arthur Lok Jack has also been extremely in providing additional workshops and extra-curricular activities that are not mandatory parts of the degree programme, but are open to all students. This has also been a great experience and I’ve ensured to take advantage of many of them.

 

Who should do this programme?

Anyone who is interested in learning about different areas of business can benefit from this programme. Even if the focus is not necessarily on an international arena. The skills and educational benefits can also be applied within a local setting. The international aspect is a bonus.

 

How has this programme impacted you professionally?

My path has been expanded to include a range of new opportunities since including this programme on my resume. I’ve been considered for several scholarships and am now eligible for additional roles that I had initially been interested in prior. I am also a lot more secure in applying for these roles, since I know I have more of the criteria required to fulfil them.

 

For more information on this programme contact the academic advisor Ms. Kerry-Ann Jordan at 868-645-700 ext. 351 or email: k.jordan@lokjackgsb.edu.tt

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